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Micky Mellon On York Clash

16 April 2015

Manager Not Thinking About Possible Promotion

  • Micky focused on first half against York
  • Town could be promoted depending on results
  • Woods and Goldson available after suspension
Manager Micky Mellon has ensured that Shrewsbury Town are completely focused on Saturday’s home fixture against York City - not the idea of promotion.

"Everybody is back, apart from Wesolowski and Knight-Percival," Micky confirmed.

"We’ve got a full squad to choose from and that’s always good at this time of the season.

"They are all chomping at the bit to play so it is a good time for us.

"They all want to be playing and they all want to be a part of massive games like this and it’s good to have two very talented boys back with us again."

Town can boast a fit and healthy squad ahead of the match against the Minstermen with Ryan Woods and Connor Goldson returning to the fray from suspension.

"It keeps things nice and tight up there and gives us the opportunity again to know that, if they slip and we perform the way that we can, we could go into the box seat again," said Micky.

"Obviously we have to take control of our own business first. We’ve got a really tough game against a battling York side, so we’ve got to take control of that first and keep our focus.”

Micky can be buoyed by Burton’s slip up against Carlisle United on Wednesday night as their 1-1 draw gave Town another chance to finish as champions.

"I’m not even thinking about it (promotion) to be honest," said Micky.

"We need to get a result against York, but there is nothing else in my mind.

"We know it’s going to be a difficult game because they all are.

"Anybody can get anything from anybody in this league. It’s very tight and everybody is fighting for their lives, so it’s a really tough challenge every week for us."

And despite the potential for Shrews to be promoted if results go their way, Micky is continuing to focus on the first half of Saturday's game only.

Town sit second in the Sky Bet League 2, two points behind leaders Burton Albion and seven points in front of fourth-placed Bury, heading into the clash at the Greenhous Meadow this weekend (3pm kick-off).

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